Melhuish, C., Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J. and Horsfield, I.
Energetically autonomous robot: Food for thought.
Autonomous Robots, 21 (3).
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10514-006-6574-5
|Additional Information:||This paper was considered as 'ground breaking' by one of the referees. The paper described the first robot to employ only biomass for power (ie no other fuel/energy sources). This has led to further research in action selection theory, energy balancing in hybrid machines. Industry (including Microsoft futures R&D) have expressed interest in developing the technology. This publication attracted the national and international media. Ideas developed became elements of a successful EU FP-6 funding application for £250,000 with a duration of 3 years. The paper is used in the teaching of robotics degree courses and the work will form part of a chapter of a US authored book reviewing MFCs.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||artificial autonomy, energy autonomy, pulsed behaviour, microbial fuel cells, oxygen cathode|
|Faculty/Department:||Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics|
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|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2010 15:10|
|Last Modified:||18 Feb 2015 11:54|
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